The movement of the Gujjar Bakarwals revolve around cold and hot seasons.
During winters, when high mountains are covered with snow they move to low hills and in summer, they once again move towards the high altitudes.
The movement of Gollas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka revolve around the arrival and departure of monsoon. In the dry season, they move to the coastal tracts and leave when the rains come. Only buffaloes like the wet conditions of the coastal areas during the monsoon months. Other herds have to be shifted to the dry plateau at this time.